Vital Voices Northwest Council

Building an Active Supporter Base

Vital Voices is committed to building an active supporter base in regions across the United States and Europe to establish partnership opportunities with local individuals, organizations, foundations and corporations to support the advancement of women’s leadership worldwide.


Rosita Van Coevorden, M.D.

Valerie Wasserman, Strategic Partnerships, Advisor and Connector

Tracy Webster, Community Volunteer


Council Members

Leslie Decker, Regional Advisor, GLM Education

Effie Gleason, Manager of Marketing and Advertising at Gull Industries and Iron Springs Resort

Thea Handelman, Senior Tax Manager, Amazon

Carrie Maher, Head of Growth, The Riveter

Ahinsa Mansukhani, Modern Storytelling Producer – Worldwide Commercial Business, Microsoft

Joe Patterson, Real Estate Broker, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty

Rasha Qamheyeh Zeine, Director of Business Development and Investor Relations, Ossia

Marcia Richards, RN, Community Volunteer

Justin Wilkes, Associate Attorney, Love and Long, L.L.P.

Nora Zehar, Community Volunteer



05/20/2018 - Film Screening: “A Suitable Girl”

Join us for a Documentary Film Screening of “A Suitable Girl,”a  reality piece of arranged marriage in India. The event…

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03/10/2018 - 2018 VVNW Global Mentoring Walks

On Saturday, March 10 over 50 women in the Seattle area participate in the VV Northwest Mentoring Walk, joining over…

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09/30/2017 - 5th ANNUAL SEATTLE EVENT

Throughout the year, Vital Voices Northwest Council brings programing and mentorship opportunities to the Seattle community to support gender equality…

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05/21/2017 - Vital Voices Screening

Through the Fire Screening at the Northwest Film Forum

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04/30/2017 - Vital Voices Brunch

Vital Voices Brunch featuring 2017 Global Leadership Award Honoree Ariela Suster

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10/08/2016 - 1st Annual Seattle Event

On October 8th the Vital Voices Northwest Council hosted its First Annual Vital Voices Seattle event at the Museum of History and Industry.

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03/27/2016 - Seattle Mentoring Walk

In March 2016 over 200 women from Seattle joined together to participate in the Seattle Vital Voices Mentoring Walk.

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03/12/2016 - Vital Voices Dinner

In March, 2016 Olive Goh and Citi hosted a Vital Voices dinner at Chateau Ste. Michelle featuring Hafsat Abioloa, a pro-democracy activist and political representative fostering women’s leadership in Nigeria and throughout Africa.

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10/16/2015 - 3rd Annual Northwest Luncheon

On October 16, 2015 the Vital Voices Northwest Council hosted the 3rd annual Northwest Luncheon at Hyatt Olive 8 featuring Chouchou Namegabe Dubisson of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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03/08/2015 - Global Mentoring Walk

On March 8, 2015, International Women's Day, the Vital Voices Northwest Council hosted a successful Global Mentoring Walk.

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11/14/2014 - 2nd Annual Northwest Luncheon

On Friday, November 14, 2014 the Vital Voices Northwest Council hosted the 2nd Annual Northwest Luncheon featuring Diane von Furstenberg, fashion designer, entrepreneur and activist, and Sunitha Krishnan of India.

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